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What Will I Say When Jesus Comes?

Updated on October 2, 2012

Poetry - Why don't we tell everyone?


Silent Tongue

Wretched beaten weary soul, I pity such a man

He's gained the world, it's pleasures too

Yet doesn't know God's Plan

It's no surprise the age he shows is far beyond his years

He's pressed on by a ceaseless quest

To vanquish unknown fears

How sad it is with all his wisdom, he may never know

The peace he seeks to mend his heart

The love that makes men grow

The world is filled with such as he, and sorrow in his wake

The peace he seeks to mend his heart

Don't give but always take

His search unending, no one giving word of God's pure grace

Do those of us who know God's love

Speak nothing to his face?

So which of us, when Jesus comes, must look Him in the eye

Confessing to Him, “Lord of all,

I didn't even try”?

© Scott Adie 2012

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    • sradie profile imageAUTHOR

      sradie 

      6 years ago from Palm Coast FL

      Thanks for your sharing and taking a moment to read my poem CrisSp.

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      CrisSp 

      6 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Very well said sradie. Up and sharing...

    • sradie profile imageAUTHOR

      sradie 

      6 years ago from Palm Coast FL

      g-girl11, Christ has made such a difference in my life that I am often grieved by those who struggle needlessly to find the fulfillment that only comes through relationship with Jesus. Jesus paid it all so we could come before God as pure and unblemished children. It costs us nothing to offer that to someone else. I don't want to be ashamed before Christ that I said nothing because I might feel awkward or make someone uncomfortable. Nothing is more uncomfortable than an eternity without God. Thanks for your comment and reading my heart.

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      g-girl11 

      6 years ago

      Wow sradie, this is powerful. Your last line really hits home! I read your comment above and it is interesting to hear your inspiration behind the poem. Don't we all know people like this who have it all, except for real happiness? Your poem is also a message to all of us to remain open to the real joys in life and not be so focused on the material.

    • sradie profile imageAUTHOR

      sradie 

      6 years ago from Palm Coast FL

      Thanks for reading my poem pstraubie48. This poem was inspired by a multi-billionaire I once worked for. He traveled the world on his own aircraft. He could have, and usually got, anything he desired. He had one of the finest gun collections in the world to go with his exotic and rare car collection. He had women to hang on his arm everywhere he went. And, he was a miserable old tyrant who never knew a moments peace because of his paranoia. The Word of God never got through the calloused heart beneath his $700 coat. It grieved me to see him so miserable when he had it all, except for a relationship with God, the one thing that would have made all the difference.

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      Patricia Scott 

      6 years ago from sunny Florida

      Powerfully expressed, Sradie. "How sad it is with his wisdom...he may never know the peace..." How sad that would be. And yes, we should live our lives so that someone will see Christ within us and find their way to Him.

    • sradie profile imageAUTHOR

      sradie 

      6 years ago from Palm Coast FL

      That is our purpose brother. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Aaron Rushing 

      6 years ago from USA- Florida

      Scott:

      Indeed it is folly for me to gain the world but loose my soul.

      I heard someone say once, if Christians really believed in hell, they would be more determined to keep those who don't know Jesus from that final end.

      "So which of us, when Jesus comes, must look Him in the eye

      Confessing to Him, “Lord of all,

      I didn't even try”?"

      Indeed, lets go point someone to Christ, shall we?

      ABR

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